The imaging capabilities of most flagship smartphones can easily compete with those of more expensive cameras. In fact, some professional photographers and videographers have tried switching to handsets with surprising results. Sony takes the Xperia Pro one step further, but is also introducing the A7 IV to budding enthusiasts.
We designed it that way because this new entry to Sony’s Alpha line is a great mirrorless option for beginners. The full-format shooter features changes to make the operation more intuitive for those coming from touchscreen interfaces. It incorporates a new 33-megapixel sensor to deliver superior image quality and record 10-bit 4K video at 60 fps.
Then there is the BIONZ XR chip which was also used by the A1 and A7S III. Silicon gives the A7 IV speed boost not only with content processing, but also with autofocus, object recognition and more. You will see his work on the visual quality of the images and videos you take with the camera.
You’re looking at a higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3.68 million dot EVF) with a silky smooth 120 Hz reference rate. Its predecessor, the A7 III, came with a 2.36 million dot 60Hz electronic viewfinder. Vloggers will also find the flip-up rear LCD screen useful for their work.
Shaking hands? Maybe you left your tripod at home. Don’t worry because the Sony A7 IV allows the 5-axis stabilization system to minimize any movement when taking the picture. In addition, “active mode” should compensate for the movement of your steps when recording videos.
Two card slots provide versatile storage and are compatible with SDXC UHS-II and CFexpress Type A. 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow flexible connectivity. The Sony A7 IV should be on sale in a few months.
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